Inter-American Defense College

The Inter-American Defense College (IADC), located on Fort Lesley J. McNair, was formally opened on 9 October 1962 when the Honorable Dean Rusk, then Secretary of State of the United States, presented the building and furnishings donated by the United States Government.

This Welcome Packet aims to respond to matters of greatest concern. As you prepare for your travel, there will be numerous additional questions that may not have been covered in this document. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you need more specific information, especially regarding academic requirements. Do not forget to get in touch with your delegate at the Inter-American Defense Board, Attaché, or staff from your embassy or consulate to receive the support and guidance that you may need.


A fundamental aim of the College is to make your entry and stay in the United States as pleasant as possible, and we consider that the key to success is in preparing before your arrival.


Should you have any questions do not hesitate in contacting us, either via e-mail or by telephone. Below is some contact information that you should keep at hand.


Points of Contact:


• IADC Registrar Office



(202) 370-0176

(202) 314-2857




Established in 1962

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Inter-American Defense College

210 B Street Suite 1

Fort McNair Washington, DC 20319-5008


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